Researchers in a lab on campus

Research, creative work highlights from last year set stage for a groundbreaking 2022

Jan. 14, 2022

From learning how to best address COVID-19 to tackling the ever-expanding effects of our changing climate, CU Boulder faculty, staff and students will always be found at the leading edge of the issues that matter most. Enjoy these stories of resilience, collaboration and impact.

graphic art illustrating the intersection of biology and binary

CU Boulder researchers work to transfer the ‘technology’ of biology

Nov. 1, 2021

Several new faculty hires in CU Engineering have a deep interest in bio-inspired engineering. While they are all looking at different forms, functions and problems, their shared interests in the natural world could drive exciting new interdisciplinary projects and research areas.

Imig Music building

College of Music encourages non-traditional careers, fosters community

Oct. 12, 2021

What distinguishes CU’s College of Music from other music schools? Ingrid Anderson, president of the College of Music Student Government, says a welcoming community and the support of non-traditional music careers set the college apart.

Jesse Duran

Summer intern brings fresh perspective to CU research lab

Aug. 31, 2021

A Fort Lewis College senior spent the summer working in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder, helping to determine the amount of bacteria in the Animas River for an Environmental Protection Agency project.

Reiland Rabaka

Why African and African American studies matter: Q&A with Reiland Rabaka

May 20, 2021

Reiland Rabaka discusses what it means for the Center for African and African American Studies to be established, what he envisions it becoming, and how students, faculty and the community will benefit from it now and for years to come.

A protester

Righteous Rage Institute working toward social justice, healing

May 19, 2021

The Righteous Rage Institute for healing, social justice and community organizing works with the community and educational partners with a healing justice approach.

President's Leadership Class outing

New partnership enables leadership education in the great outdoors

Dec. 7, 2020

CU Boulder has announced a new partnership with Colorado Outward Bound School to provide a four-credit upper-division leadership course through the campus’s newly expanded Center for Leadership.

Denise Fernandes and Shelby McAuliffe in their exhibit

Exhibition digs into complex social issues of fracking

Oct. 28, 2020

Wanting to better understand the contentious and complicated issues surrounding fracking in Colorado, two graduate students have collaborated to present their yearlong research in a visual exhibit.

Person taking a saliva test at CU Boulder

Dorm sewage, vials of saliva and a state-of-the-art new lab: Inside CU’s COVID-19 testing plan

Sept. 11, 2020

With millions of students returning in the fall, college and university administrators across the country faced an unprecedented challenge this summer: Devise a plan for controlling an airborne virus, easily spread by people with no symptoms, in an environment where thousands of socially active young adults live in close quarters.

A JILA-designed ventilator alarm

JILA helps design alarms for ventilators in the COVID-19 pandemic

July 16, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, researchers and engineers have found partnerships in unexpected places.